Your audiologist is wrong. I did not have to fight my audiologist at all in this, but the aid companies… In trying to get a durable receiver shell for my RIC aids, He and I kept re-iterating that I didn’t care about cosmetics. Make it durable. They simply could NOT get that for some reason. It seemed to blow their minds that someone would care more for function that aesthetics.
With the BTE aids, I am fortunate. Emtech makes my molds and I can be at their manufacturing facility in 15 minutes from my home. THEY got the message. For the acrylic mold, these things are hardy!!
Your Audiologist is hung up on aesthetics. BTE aids DO treat the mildest to the most profound loss. If you cant get him to see reason, get a different audiologist.
I have said before, my aids cost $6,000.00
Yes - I am sure Costco has them for less…much less.
BUT my $6k has paid for numerous trials, numerous fittings, a LOT of back and forth with 4 manufacturers. All this over a period of two years… There has not been a single month that I havent been in the audiologist office.
That is winding down. I have the aids I need.
But my guy…he has earned that money with never a cross word…always a positive attitude…always deeply concerned about my hearing.
I just got my UV Cleaner/Dryer and my DAI shoes. They fit on these Quattro BTE aids nicely.
I am waiting on my Roger Connect. I will be using two Roger x-02 receivers with the DAI shoes.
I apologize for being long winded. I want you to understand, the audiologist is there to serve YOU.!!